Iran candidates sign up for presidential race
Earlier on Friday, Iran's former Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Mohsen Rezaei, a moderate conservative, also formally registered his candidacy for the presidential race. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad holds up his ...
Decision 2009 -- Iran's June 12 Elections
Ahmadinejad to seek second term
Iran's Rezaei to find missing oil money
Your Industry News (press release)
Senators Explore Engagement with Iran
Voice of America
By Carolyn Presutti The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is exploring the pros and cons of talks with Iran, proposed by six major world powers including the United States. The talks would discuss Tehran's nuclear program. US Senator John Kerry says ...
Report: Iran could have enough material for nuke in months
Report: Foreign analysts cite Iran bomb progress
Playing Make-Believe On Nukes
Earthtimes (press release)
Despite US Outreach, Syria Affirms Iran Ties
Sure, Iran is Syria's closest ally, and the two countries form the core of what's sometimes called the "Rejectionist Crescent" — the arc of countries and groups from Tehran to Gaza that stand against American and Israeli power — but the Obama ...
Leaders of Iran and Syria Vow to Back 'Palestinian Resistance'
US envoy in Syria tries to repair relations
Syria: President al-Assad: Syria and Iran Worked to Achieve a ...
Gates Assures Mideast Allies on US Overtures to Iran
Washington Post, United States
US allies in the Middle East have long seen Iran as a primary threat to their security. In Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Gates assured leaders that the United States would be "open and transparent" in its contacts with Iran and said that any talks with the ...
US still open on Iran, Gates says
Gates says US-Arab ties unchanged by Iran outreach
Gates: Arab Allies Should Not Worry About Possible US-Iran ...
Earthtimes (press release)
Iran hangs 9 people for murder, drug trafficking
The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nine people, including a 30-year-old woman, have been hanged in Iran, state media reported Thursday. The state-run daily newspaper IRAN said four of the nine including the woman were convicted of murder in separate cases and were ...
Iran executes nine for murder, drug trafficking
Iran Executes Nine For Murder, Drug Trafficking
Iran hangs nine for murder, drug trafficking
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Peres: Israel Supports Two-State Solution, Iran Engagement
He said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would support a two-state solution to achieve peace between the Israelis and Palestinians and that if Obama wants to engage Iran, the Israelis are willing to back him. "Mr. Netanyahu said he will ...
Video: First Person: Peres Endorses US Approach to Iran
Israeli president: US outreach to Iran OK for now
Lieberman says nuclear Iran destabilises world
Iran has 1.2 million drug addicts
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran said on Friday it has 1.2 million drug addicts and the average age of victims is 32 years, the official IRNA news agency reported. "Based on the latest official statistics of the committee to combat narcotics, the number of drug ...
Iran has 1.2 million drug addicts, says official
Nuclear talks get first breakthrough in 10 years
Washington tried to focus attention on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, while Iran condemned the failure to disarm and Egypt pointed to Israel's presumed nuclear weapons. The agenda agreed on Wednesday includes a review of disarmament ...
Report: Iran accuses US of breaching NPT
Israel's secret nuclear weapons and the NPT
US Reassures Arab Countries on Iran Policy
Voice of America
By Meredith Buel Top US officials are reassuring moderate Arab countries that the Obama administration's effort to improve relations with Iran will not hurt the interests of longstanding American allies in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia, ...
The Power of the First Impression
Don't exaggerate Arab fears of Obama's outreach to Iran
Analysis: Obama charts active role in Mideast
Insider's view on rethinking Iran policy
Boston Globe, United States
For three years, from 2005 to 2008, R. Nicholas Burns was the State Department's top diplomat dealing with Iran on behalf of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. So Burns has perhaps the best-informed perspective on recent American policy toward Iran. ...